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Charterhouse to sell rare Hillman with 2,523 miles on the clock

By shill  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

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A 1974 Hillman Avenger, which has covered only 2,523 since new is one of the more modern lots entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 16th February.

“We are asked to look at some fantastic cars and motorcycles, but they do not always have to be a Ferrari or a Rolls Royce to be interesting,” said Matthew Whitney. “Unsurprisingly this Avenger is just about mint in every way coming into our auction as a time warp discovery.”

The Hillman Avenger was a direct competitor for Fords Escorts and Vauxhall Vivas in their day.

The Hillman going under the Charterhouse hammer is a rare Sunseeker limited edition. Finished in a sandy beige known as Orange Blossom, with a vinyl roof, a 1600cc engine, an automatic gearbox and sporty looking Rostyle wheels it was a popular family car in its day.

Today, a Hillman Avenger is a rare sight on our roads as many have disappeared due to the dreaded tin worm. Having covered an average of just 63 miles a year and with a fresh MoT, this rare survivor is ready to be used and enjoyed and is estimated at just over a £1 per mile travelled at £3,000-£4,000.

Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming programme of auctions including classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 16th February closely followed by silver, jewellery and watches also in February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auction.com or via email on info@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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